Wick man guilty of Embo assault
A WICK man was convicted at Tain Sheriff Court of assault to the injury of a woman at a caravan park in Embo.
Sheriff Chris Dickson placed a non-harassment order on 32-year-old Lewis Mackenzie, of Bay View in Wick, to have no contact with the woman "directly or indirectly" or enter the Kirkhill area of the town for a period of three years.
The woman, Mackenzie's girlfriend at that time, had given evidence via video link about the incident, which occurred at Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park in June 2017. She had claimed that Mackenzie had "dragged her about the caravan" by her hair and repeatedly kicked her and held her down.
Mackenzie is also required to carry out a community payback order over 12 months – involving an order supervision requirement and undertaking 300 hours of unpaid work. The sheriff also ordered that he pay £600 in compensation to the woman.